Friday, March 24, 2006

Eating crow....

I NEVER should have said we were "next". It's like saying a goalie will get a shutout before the game is over, or talking about how great a recipe is before you've tasted it. You guessed it...we missed the cut off again this month. It's almost impossible to believe, but this month they are issuing referrals for Log In Dates of May 26-30th only. That's 3, yes 3 business days. Our LID is May 31. Last month, it was dissappointing not to get a referral with the rest of our origional travel group, but this month I really wasn't prepared for it. Soooo, I've spent the last 2 days blubbering and feeling sorry for myself and driving my husband crazy. Now that I've got that out of my system (mostly), I've resigned myself to the fact that we will wait patiently for another month to see a picture of, and hear about our daughter. I don't know if it makes any sense to people who haven't been down the road of adoption, or maybe it does, but I never in a million years, could have imagined how emotionally invested a person could get in a little human being they've never even met....and how hard it is to be kept from them.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

What if she's a boy??

Oddly enough, a few people have asked us that question lately - What if we get referred a boy? I can only answer this: If the referral stork brings us a boy, we'll love him, call him Jack, and he'll be wearing girls clothes until he's 5!! (with many thanks to Angela and Janie for their very generous gifts of the lovely clothes that their girls have grown out of). Seriously though, more than 95% of the referrals from the CCAA are girls and as I understand it, what few boys are referred usually go to families that: a) have specifically requested a boy, or b) to families that specified no gender preference.

On another note, you'll all be happy to know that the daffodills made a miraculous recovery following our 1 inch snowstorm and are now doing just fine. that's all I've been thinking about lately.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Ahhh spring....

The view from our front door this morning. We woke up to a full inch and a half of snow!! Last week I cut the lawn, all the daffodils were up in full bloom, the lilacs are budding, the tulips were 6 " out of the ground and the cherry blossoms have been stunning. This isn't supposed to happen in Victoria in March but you gotta love the change of scenery!
These Daffodils are very, very unhappy today.
Our back door. There are flowers in bloom burried under that little bit of snow. Posted by Picasa

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